Cargill Lawyers Hard at Work

Here’s an interesting press release from UCLA. It’s not so interesting scientifically – it’s just another study showing that excess fructose in the diet is probably a bad idea. What caught my eye, though, was the lengthy blurb at the top:

[Correction: Paragraph 5 of this release was changed from an earlier version to reflect that the study focused on fructose generally, not specifically on high-fructose corn syrup; that high-fructose corn syrup is not necessarily “six times sweeter” than cane sugar; and that Americans consume approximately 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per capita annually, not “more than 40 pounds.” The researcher’s quote in Paragraph 6 has also been changed slightly to avoid the implication that the study focused solely on high-fructose corn syrup.]

Sounds like someone’s lawyers and PR flacks are keeping a tight watch.